December 1st, 6 p.m.
Starting at 22nd and L streets
Event Theme: A Hometown Christmas
Nothing lights up a dark winter night like the sights and sounds of a festive Christmas Parade. Folks of all ages will brave a cool winter breeze to gather along the streets of downtown Bakersfield in anticipation of the arrival of brightly decorated floats with their colorful characters and Jolly Old St. Nick in his bright shining sleigh.
Join us as we watch the magic begin and ordinary streets turn into something very special. Entries will adorn the streets of downtown Bakersfield with Christmas-themed floats, light displays, marching bands, drill teams, horse-drawn carriages, community groups, classic vehicles, and live performances by local youths. What used to be just a GREAT PARADE has now become a destination for excitement and an afternoon and evening of fun for all!
Come and join more than 20,000 of our ‘closest friends’ expected to celebrate at this year’s parade. This unique free community event inspires delight and wonders for the young and young at heart and there is something for absolutely everyone!